Oh yeah, almost forgot... exit strategy:
With these kinds of margins, you could really hustle and reinvest quickly to expand the number of machines you have strictly based on how creative/successful you are at negotating spaces.
You build up to 8 or 10 machines (or more) in 2 years time & then sell the entire business/route to someone else for a lump sum payout.
8 machines turning over 60% every week
Inventory costs = 30% of gross sales
Rent costs = 10% of gross sales (renting space for things like this aren't all that expensive, we make far less than that on our ATM machine in the store)
$50,000 a year in sales
$20,000 a year in expenses
$30,000 a year net profit
Sell the route for $100k and you've turned a $20k investment into $100k in 2 yrs, not including the $60k in profits you've turned.
Don't get me wrong, it's not as easy as it sounds and you're going to be investing a LOT of time into scoping out spots & trying to negotiate leases etc but nothing worth having in life comes easy.
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